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Don Isaac Abravanel, Statesman & Philosopher


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Don Isaac Abravanel (1437-1508) was a major historical figure during the waning of the Middle Ages. Statesman, diplomat, courtier, and financier, he was, at the same time, a scholar of encyclopedic learning, a philosopher, an exegete, a prolific author, a mystic, and an apocalyptist. In Abravanel, B. Netanyahu suggests, two long lines of tradition met and concluded: that of medieval Jewish statesmen and that of medieval Jewish philosophers. In what is both a biography arid an exploration of Abravanel's thought and influence ...

Don Isaac Abravanel, Statesman & Philosopher 1998, Cornell University Press

ISBN-13: 9780801434877

5th Revised edition